Archive for January, 2014
Wisdom Teeth Removal: Evaluating Risk Using Cone Beam Scanning
There are inherent risks with wisdom teeth removal. At Wagner Oral Surgery, we use advanced technology to predict the risk and prepare for surgery. When removing third molar teeth, there is an increased risk of injury to the sensory nerve in the lower jaw, especially in the adult patient. The risk generally increases with age. […]
What if my Impacted Tooth is Too Close to the Nerve?
“My impacted tooth is too close to the nerve. Can I have an extraction?” This is a quote that I have heard in the past from both patients and dentists alike. The fear is that a wisdom tooth or other impacted tooth is too close to the nerve to have a safe extraction. Many articles […]